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CDC employee Timothy Jerrell Cunningham vanishes after calling in sick

Atlanta police say that a Centers for Disease Control and Prevention worker has been missing for over a week. Police issued a bulletin on Friday...

Ruby Bridges Hall calls gun control issue a new civil rights issue

The assault weapons ban has some help from unlikely allies. Civil rights activist Ruby Bridges Hall and Republican lawmaker, who in the past has...

Is a Beyonce and Jay Z tour in the works?

Remember in 2013 when there were all those rumors about Beyonce and Jay Z doing a joint tour and then they actually did one?...

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Tamar Braxton publicly announced that she had filed for divorce nearly four months ago. And immediately there were rumors swirling in the streets of a secret love child, extramarital affairs, and domestic abuse, which her own mother helped fuel....
Black-ish star Yara Shahidi knows her career in Hollywood has created a large platform and she's determined to use it for more than just accumulating likes and followers on social media. So when she turned 18 earlier this month, Shahidi celebrated with...

Living

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‘Black Panther’ Costumes: How Phillip Boutte, Jr. brought the characters to life

Phillip Boutte, Jr. knows how to make dreams a reality. As the costume illustrator and concept...
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CoverGirl features their first Black model with vitiligo in new campaign

Amy Deanna is breaking barriers thanks to CoverGirl. For the first time, CoverGirl is featuring a...
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Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue model Ebonee Davis on why she embraced her natural hair

Sports Illustrated launched their annual swimsuit edition with a little #BlackGirlMagic! First, there was African-American model...

Here’s how to get your look together for ‘Black Panther’ this weekend

Black Panther hits theaters today and you already know that black folks are coming dressed...
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Black History: Bayard Rustin was the Civil Rights Movement’s Hidden Hero

Black History Month is all about celebrating our best and brightest for their history-making contributions...

Sports

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Under Armour is outfitting thousands of Baltimore student athletes

Under Armour is stepping up to the plate when it comes to helping Baltimore's public schools upgrade their sports programs.
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‘I almost died giving birth’ Serena Williams pens powerful essay advocating for Black women

Serena Williams feels fortunate to be alive following her near-death experience after giving birth and she wants to help make sure mothers all over the world, regardless of income, can get the life-saving healthcare they deserve.
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Beyonce, Chris Rock, Jay Ellis, Michael B. Jordan and more celebs take over LA for NBA All-Star Weekend

NBA All-Star Weekend hit Los Angeles in full force and tons of celebrities were on deck to attend parties and watch the big game.
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Jamaican bobsled team gets new sled from Red Stripe USA

It was announced last week that their coach, Sandra Kiriasis, quit after she had been allegedly reassigned as a track performance analyst. The real problem for the team however came not just from their coach abruptly leaving them, but from the fact that Kiriasis took their sled along with her,
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Fans ejected from hockey game for hurling racial insults at Black player Devante Smith-Pelly

Racist fans were ejected from the hockey game between the Chicago Blackhawks and the Washington...

Business

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Beyonce shuts down woman wanting $10 million so she can trademark her daughter Blue Ivy’s name

Beyonce is not singing the blues after she turned down a $10M offer to claim...

Black Business Review: Le Luxe Beauty Studio takes self care to the next level

When it comes to beauty and haircare, black women know that taking good care of...
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Outgoing American Express CEO Ken Chenault joins Airbnb’s board of directors

The businessman makes major move after 17 years as head of American Express
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Say what?! Bank of America is now charging customers for being broke

Bank of America just scored a $3 billion tax cut, but is punishing its poorest customers

Despite Trump claims, racial unemployment gap persists

Despite a historic low, Black unemployment rate remains double the rate for white Americans.